The thing that bothers me so much is the MEDIA, all the Medias, American's, Iraqi's, Arabians'..., they DO NOT show the real life in Iraq, specially the citizens' real state of affairs, they always show an old woman with Abaya, a dirty child, or an old man wear ripped dress (Dishdasha) & slipper . Showing that these people represents the Iraqis! Don't you see that often?!
Even when there is a questionnaire, the media do not ask a doctor, nor an engineer, teacher or any educated citizen, they do not go to a university or a hospital. They go to indigent neighborhoods & ask a cadger or a sloven woman & make the people round the world believe that we are all like that, it is unfair at all, why do the Medias do that?! I think they do that for certain purposes, maybe to make the other people feel sorry for us?! I got many E-mails saying that they had been shocked when they saw my sister & my brother's photographs. Well it is not weird at all; all the children in my family and in other families look beautiful, clean, & healthy.
Few months ago I got an E-mail from a reader, he said that he was surprised when he saw the number of the Iraqi bloggers who write in English, So many people in Iraq speak English (it's the second language here, we start taking English lessons in the 5th class primary school), I take private French lessons every Friday as well. I would like to learn other languages in the future.
This bad image that most of the people have for the Iraqis, related to the untruthful Medias , I wish I can start my own media , but unfortunately , I don't have that much money , maybe in the future , who knows ?!!
Few weeks ago I was reading some articles wrote about Iraq, they contained some pics for Iraqi children who were dirty , I do not think that they ever had a shower, they were wearing ripped clothes, and shoeless, I got so mad , the people who might read this article would think that ALL THE CHILDREN IN IRAQ LOOK LIKE THAT .
I talked to my mom about that many times, then I decided, it is a problem, although my diminutive voice can't do much, definitely I can't change what the medias did for years ,I don't have a TV channel nor a famous magazine , BUT I can make a very small change , & it is better than nothing , I can write about that & publish pictures too , I thought that will be great ,effective and that will be fun….
I can part the Iraqi citizens into 2 divisions:
1- The people in villages:
Most of the people in the Iraqi Arab villages are negligent to cleanness, and slovens ( like what we see in the Media), but there are villages like:
Al- Kosh , Bartila , Talkeef , Karakoosh , Bahzany , Bahsheeka , Karamles etc , most of their citizens are Christian, they are nice ,with medium education …….
Most of the people in Kurdish villages, are amazingly beautiful, well-dressed, and live in a sanitary nature ….
-The people in cities:2
The majority of the people are nice looking & educated, but there might be some, more horrible than the people in the villages!!
You see I don't generalize, you can see different varieties of people in my country, educated or not, good or bad, sparkling or dirty…..
I think now you have a better image, & I want to improve it with some pics for my house, the nature, you can see pictures for my brother, sister, & relatives' kids ….
My house is clean, organize, & it is nice for an average Iraqi .
We spend lovely time together in our living room.
Dining room .
My mom's silver collections. They were her grandmother's.
We cook our delicious Iraqi meals here.
I think I washed the dishes once here; I should help my mom more! .hehehe
My sister's bedroom.
She obviously likes to own toys..
My room clean, organized, & lovely likes me!
My favorite part, I definitely spend long time here.
My room in the New Year evening.
My moppets, we sleep together in the night, but I wake up almost in the floor in the morning.
Here where I shine to you from!
Mariam , with our relatives .
My brother Yosif is playing in the garden, it's fun !
Mariam , Janeen , Waseem & Yosif in our garden .
Isn't she lovely? Does the Media show children like her?
Mariam's birthday, wasn't fun without friends in her age.
Lovely motel in Shaklawa .
Kaly Ali Bek , one of the gorgeous places.
A market in Bekhal
Bekhal waterfall in Kurdistan , It's gorgeous , just like it's people.
Valid sunshine's Media …